Good breakdown from Frenz…

Some more on Lloyd…

[I]t’s in the realm of possibility that he is back. There is still internal debate going on about whether or not he can be managed. And the biggest factor is the Patriots don’t have any receivers at this point in time. Do they cut Lloyd and roll the dice so they can find receivers other than Wes Welker (if he gets his new contract) that can function in this scheme? Or do they take a known commodity in Lloyd, figure out a way to manage him better, and try again? That remains to be seen. His production (74 catches for 911 yards) is nothing to sneeze at with the way the receiver position has gone for the Patriots. But the odds are that he isn’t back.

Good read on Brandon Lloyd’s “breakout” game this past weekend. For all the talk of the need for a “deep threat” last off-season what the Pats really needed was just an X who could challenge a defense outside the numbers and beat man coverage. Lloyd’s ability to do both were on display Sunday night. Opponents in the playoffs will have to take notice.

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Great must-read piece on Brandon Lloyd. It could be all about him and Welker tomorrow…

“You practice as fast as possible. I really feel like the race is between the defensive line getting to the quarterback and it’s not necessarily the race between me trying to get open,” Lloyd said. “The route maybe is supposed to be at 16 yards, but according to how the release was – if it wasn’t clean, or what kind of stem you did in the route – it may come out to be a 10-yard route. That’s just the timing and the body language that the quarterback sees, ‘All right, he’s going to break now,’ and he’s going to let the ball go.”

Stop playing coy with us, Lloyd!! And go back to 88!

Stop playing coy with us, Lloyd!! And go back to 88!

This…

Teams know they have to pay special attention to Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski and they also know that Aaron Hernandez is an impossible matchup for linebackers and, quite frankly, too much for most safeties to handle. With all of this attention being paid to these three players, you had better believe that Tom Brady will find Brandon Lloyd much more frequently than he found Deion Branch. Even if a coordinator goes with a single-high safety to try and help out against Lloyd, he’ll eventually find that Brady is looking the safety off to Lloyd’s side and then picking the defense apart on the opposite side. Brady may have looked wicked smaht last year, but we should see the touchdowns creep into the 40s this year.

There were no full practice reports today but from the looks of this picture I’m going to go out on a limb and say “DEEP THREAT!”.

There were no full practice reports today but from the looks of this picture I’m going to go out on a limb and say “DEEP THREAT!”.